Live Sugarfreed Workplaces

Live Sugarfreed is taking on the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes by encouraging people to drink water or other healthier beverages instead of beverages that contain sugar. Join over 275 organizations by taking a pledge against sugary beverages at your workplace today!

Life Is Sweeter Without Sugar

Every day, millions of kids, teens, and adults drink sugar-filled drinks and think nothing of it. But with sugary drinks now proven to increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and with obesity an important cause of cancer, we’re on a mission to change that.

Together, we can kick the sugary drink habit, start drinking water, and #LiveSugarfreed.

What Can You Do?

CHOOSE WATER.

We know you’ve heard it before. But it’s the best thing you can put in your body. It quenches thirst, helps you avoid gaining weight, and it falls out of the sky for free.

BE ALTERNATIVE.

Ok, so maybe drinking nothing but water is best, but we’re not monks. There are alternatives to sugar-filled sodas and fruit drinks chock full of sugar. Try some low calorie offerings like flavored waters, unsweet tea and if you must, diet sodas.

SHOCK YOURSELF.

Take five minutes and look at the nutrient labels of your favorite sugar-filled drinks. You’ll be floored at just how many calories from sugar you’re swigging down.

HAVE FRIENDS. GOOD ONES.

Nothing has a bigger impact than your friends and family. The question is, will you affect them or will you let them define you? Recruit some of your closest allies to #LiveSugarfreed with you, and it’ll be easy to avoid temptation because you’ll be too busy kicking butt

DON’T BE TEMPTED.

We all know we shouldn’t be hawking sugary drinks to our kids in school.  But what about you? Do you really want to be surrounded by unhealthy sodas when you’re on the job? Talk with your boss about making drinking water more available, or even getting rid of the giant sugary sodas in the vending machines. That’s how you #LiveSugarfreed.

Take the Pledge

Bronze: Provide and encourage water

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food or beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water in highly-trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.

In Vending Machines:

  • Require that water be stocked in at least 2 slots per machine, or supply free water next to vending machines.

In Cafeterias:

  • Require that all beverage fountains include low-calorie beverage options.
Silver: Discourage sugary drinks

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food or beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water and health risks of sugary drinks in highly- trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.
  • Circulate memo discouraging provision of high-calorie sweetened beverages at meetings, conferences, and parties, and in kitchens, break rooms, and other places where complimentary beverages are available.

In Vending Machines:

  • Require that water be stocked in at least 2 slots per machine, at eye level or in the highest selling position.
  • Ensure that vending machines use no more than the bottom two slots for high-calorie beverages.
  • Sell water and low-calorie beverages at a lower price than high-calorie beverages.
  • Display total calorie count for each item, as sold, adjacent to each item.
  • Use promotional space on beverage machines (i.e., side and front graphic panels) to advertise only water and low-calorie beverages.

In Cafeterias:

  • Require that the majority of beverage options in fountains be low-calorie beverages.
  • Move high-calorie beverages away from eye level and to the lowest selling position, and move water and other other low-calorie beverages to eye level or in the highest selling positions.
  • Use promotional space on beverage fountains to advertise only low-calorie beverages.
  • Display total calorie content for each item, as sold, adjacent to item or at point of selection for all beverages.
  • Sell water at a lower price than high-calorie beverages.
Gold: Do not sell, provide or promote sugary drinks

Organization-wide:

  • Provide drinking water at all meetings, conferences, and parties where food and beverages are served.
  • Post information about the benefits of water and health risks of sugary drinks in highly- trafficked areas such as break rooms, bathrooms, and cafeterias.
  • Provide only water and other low-calorie beverages at meetings, conferences, and parties, and in kitchens, break rooms, and other places where complimentary beverages are available.

In Vending Machines:

  • Ensure that machines sell only water and low-calorie beverages.
  • Utilize promotional space on beverage machines (i.e., side and front graphic panels) to advertise only low calorie beverages.

In Cafeterias:

  • Remove all high-calorie beverages from cafeterias and other places where drinks are sold.
  • Require that all drink choices in beverage fountains are low-calorie beverages.
  • Use promotional space on beverage fountains to advertise only low-calorie beverages.

Pledge Level

12 + 2 =

Congratulations to these organizations who have taken the pledge!

  • Abingdon Olive Oil Company 
  • A-Hood Bonding        
  • Allure Salon   
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.           
  • AY Transport, LLC       
  • Bank of Tennessee Kingsport Branches        
  • Bellafina Chocolates  
  • Blackburn Childers & Steagall, PLC    
  • Blue Ridge Properties
  • Bortz Graphix Plus     
  • Capital Bank   
  • Center Salon  
  • Champion Physical Therapy   
  • Church Hill Lunch Box Program         
  • Citizens Bank  
  • City of Bluff City         
  • City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
  • Clark and Company
  • Colonial Heights Dental Group          
  • CrossFit Kingsport      
  • CrossFit Stone Mountain       
  • Cumberland Marketing         
  • Disobedient Dietitian, The     
  • Dobyns Bennett Trainers       
  • Dr. L. Sean Mullins Orthodontics       
  • Edward Jones 
  • Eldreth House Group Home  
  • Elk Creek Equipment  
  • Everly
  • First Bank and Trust Company           
  • First Community Bank
  • Fleet Feet Sports        
  • Flight Athletic Academy         
  • For the Love of Suds
  • Friends In Need Health Center          
  • Greater Kingsport Family YMCA        
  • Hancock County Health Department
  • HeadStart      
  • Healthy Kingsport      
  • Hope Essential
  • Hope House   
  • I Love Books Bookstore          
  • Indian Path Health Resource Center 
  • Jackson Jones Construction   
  • Jacobs Process Analytics       
  • Kingsport Ballet         
  • Kingsport Chamber of Commerce     
  • Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority       
  • Kingsport Idol 
  • Kingsport Printing      
  • KingsportARTS
  • LandmarkGIS 
  • Lean Green Girl          
  • Liberty Tax Service     
  • Literacy Council of Kingsport 
  • Luttrell Staffing Group           
  • Martin Dentistry        
  • MMC Med Spa           
  • Mobile Images LLC     
  • Mountain View Pure Water
  • Mountain View UMC Youth
  • NJDOH
  • Office Planning Group
  • Pienkowski MD clinic 
  • Preferred Insurance Solutions           
  • Premier Equipment LLC
  • Premier Pharmacy
  • Pristine Springs
  • Providence Day Camp
  • PTM Food Consulting Inc.
  • Rocky Rash
  • Rural Resources
  • Saint Paul’s Day School and Kindergarten
  • SCP Distributors
  • Select Shoes & More
  • Shades of Grace
  • Simpson Clinic
  • Squirrel & The Bee Grainless Bakery
  • Stash Up
  • Streamworks
  • Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition
  • Susan G. Komen Tri-Cities
  • Tennessee Boot Co.
  • The Beauty Bar
  • The Colorful Cottage
  • The Comprehensive Breast Center
  • The Spine Health Foundation Inc.
  • Total Evolutions Fitness
  • Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tri-Cities Krav Maga
  • TriSummit Bank
  • United Way of Greater Kingsport
  • Varsity Trophies
  • Vida Hot Yoga
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition
  • Wellmont Cancer Institute
  • Wilson Worley PC
  • Workspace Interiors
  • All About You
  • Appalachia Elementary School
  • Asbury Place at Kingsport
  • BAE Systems
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Blake at Kingsport
  • Bloomingadale Volunteer Fired Department
  • Blountville Middle
  • Blountville UMC
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Johnson City & Washington County
  • Byerley Construction Co.
  • Caring Touch Home Health, Inc.
  • Carter County Health Department
  • Church Hill Health Department
  • Church Hill Intermediate School
  • City of Kingsport
  • City of Kingsport Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Counseling and Consultation Services, Inc / SteppenStone Youth Treatment Services       
  • D&S Automotive
  • Daniel M Dietrich, DDS
  • Domtar Kingsport Mill
  • Downtown Kingsport Association
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eastman Credit Union
  • Elydale Elementary School
  • Finish Line Parking
  • GBC Wellness Center
  • Girls Incorporated of Kingsport
  • Good Hope Garden Center
  • Greene County Health Department
  • Haggle Shop Antiques
  • Harvest Ranch
  • Healing Hands Health Center
  • Honda Kingsport
  • Image Essentials Weight Loss
  • Indian Springs Armory
  1. Mark Bowery Insurance
  • Johnson County Health Department
  • K-VA-T Food Stores – Food City
  • Ketron Elementary
  • King University at Kingsport
  • Kingsport Child Development Center
  • Kingsport City Schools
  • Kiwanis Towers
  • Level Up H2O Fun Hydration
  • Mark E. Morison DDS
  • Moody Sprinkler Company, Inc.
  • Moog Protokraft
  • Mountain Region Family Medicine
  • New Jersey Primary Care Association
  • Northeast Regional Health Office
  • Odd Jobs by Adam
  • Pool & Spa World LLC
  • Prime Medical Training
  • Regional Allergy Center
  • Regional Indian American Community Center
  • Robbins HVAC
  • Rogersville City Schools
    Roofmasters
  • SNAP Fitness Kingsport
  • Sullivan Central Athletics
  • Sullivan County Regional Health Department
  • TCI Group – Jerry Petzoldt Agency, LLC
  • The Law Office of Todd East, Jeff Luethke and Zac Boggan
  • Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency
  • Wheeler Childcare
  • Wise County/City of Norton Chamber of Commerce
  • Aceros Auto Tech
  • Allandale Early Learning Center
  • Allstate Rhoten Insurance Agency
  • American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee
  • Appalachian Physical Medicine
  • Ballas Health System
  • Barge Waggoner Sumner & Connon  
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tri-Cities
  • Birding Kingsport
  • Burk I.T.
  • Christian Life Center  
  • Chuckey-Doak High School Wellness Department
  • Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee
  • Cox Tractor
  • DB Cyber Tribe
  • DB Excel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dye Construction Company
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Elite Manufacturing and Professional Services
  • Farm Bureau Insurance – Kingsport
  • Frontier Health
  • G&K Services
  • Goodwill Industries Processing Center
  • Greystone Health Care Center
  • Hair Bender Salon
  • Harvest of Hope Community Gardens
  • HEXPOL Compounding
  • Holston Business Development Center
  • Holston Medical Group
  • Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation
  • Jessica Newhart Attorney at Law
  • Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities       
  • Kennedy Elementary School
  • Kingsport Center for Higher Education
  • Kingsport City Schools – Palmer Center
  • Kingsport Primary Care PC
  • Kingsport Theatre Guild
  • Kingsport Times-News
  • Kingsport Town Center
  • Lamplight Theatre
  • LawnCare Solutions
  • Lighthouse Christian School
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement at East Stone Drive
  • Lynn Garden Restaurant
  • M&M’s Property Management
  • Marcum’s Pharmacy
  • Mattern & Craig
  • McKinney Appraisal
  • Meadowview Conference Center
  • Melton Construction Services
  • Michaels
  • Ming Garden Inc.
  • Mt. Rogers Health District
  • Northeast Tennessee Master Gardener Association
  • Plum Tree
  • Precision Electrical Company
  • Pure Foods
  • Qualified Tour Marketing
  • Quality Heat and Aire
  • Ross Camp Ground UMC
  • SBK/Kingsport Animal Shelter
  • Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce
  • Sevier Middle School Special Education
  • State of Tennessee Forestry Division
  • Stateline Collison
  • Stowaway Storage of Kingsport
  • Sullivan County Department of Education
  • Sullivan North High School
  • Tennessee Cash Cow
  • Tennessee Instrumentation Company
  • Tennessee Title Loans
  • The Pelican Financial Group
  • Town of Greeneville
  • Town Park Lofts
  • Tri-Cities Auction Sales
  • University of Tennessee Extension
  • Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity
  • Walker’s Show Repair
  • Walmart Stone Drive
  • Warranty One Mobile Mower
  • Warriors Path State Park
  • Waverly Road Child Care Center